A yoga therapist doesn't cook from a recipe. A yoga therapist cooks from scratch every time.
A yoga therapist’s toolbox has many different tools, techniques and practices. We find the best tools for your particular situation, health concern or condition, and then we educate you on how to use these tools to promote health, wellness and balance in your life.
A therapeutic approach
In the initial meeting, the client will complete an intake form. With this information we will work with the client to understand their goals and objectives. We'll evaluate and assess the primary issues and health problems that are being experienced. From there, a program is developed that will encompass some or all of the tools below.
Ancient tools for modern healing
Breathing techniques are an essential part of any yoga practice. Some breath work will help one relax, while other breath work is meant to energize. We’ll be using a variety of different breathing techniques based on the qualities that we are trying to cultivate.
Yoga postures will be an important facet of your plan. Physical postures will be offered with adaptations and modifications specific to the individual.
This technique is designed to increase one’s interoception, which in turn helps you understand and feel what's going on inside your body. It’s a lovely skill to cultivate for everyone!
Yoga Nidra is a systematic process of deep relaxation that can help remove stressors and internal tension. It provides a process to awaken to deeper states of mind, body and being.
Somatics is a movement therapy. It re-educates the way our brain senses and moves the muscles. It is an incredibly subtle but effective way of working with the body. Many people find somatic movement to be highly effective in relieving chronic pain, improving body function and recovering from common musculoskeletal conditions.
Restorative yoga is a practice that reduces stress and improves health. All postures are done in a passive manner with the support of props such as blankets and bolsters. You will have the opportunity to linger quietly in these soothing and well supported postures. The power of restorative yoga lies in its ability to nurture one’s own healing processes.
Meditation is a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from the normal waking state. In meditation, the mind is clear, relaxed, and inwardly focused. We develop an inner state that is still and one-pointed so that the mind becomes silent.
Mudras are gestures of the hands that promote physical health, psychological balance and spiritual awakening. Our fingers contain a large number of sensory and motor nerve endings making them a powerful vehicle for communicating directly with the brain and the rest of the body.
"All of Janet's classes offer an oasis of calm; the perfect antidote for chaotic lives."
- LUANA P.
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